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R&B Hall of Fame says Augusta site is official, but mayor says otherwise

June 29, 2020

Augusta Chronicle

The National Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame said Friday that it has chosen Augusta as its permanent home and will bring an induction ceremony to the city next year, but Mayor Hardie Davis cautioned that the city has not approved either the building or the event.

Augusta Commission votes to keep park’s name

June 25, 2020

Augusta Chronicle

The Augusta Commission voted 6-3 Wednesday to keep the name of a downtown city park rather than rename it for Black victims of police and vigilante violence.

Augusta mayor plans task force on names, monuments

June 22, 2020

Augusta Chronicle

At a downtown Juneteenth event, Mayor Hardie Davis said he is creating a task force to examine city monuments and road names, many of which have ties to the Confederacy.

City Ink: City’s COVID small business program needs own relief

June 8, 2020

Augusta Chronicle

The Augusta Commission’s proposed COVID Small Business Relief Program went nowhere Tuesday because the mayor and most commissioners didn’t like the makeup of the committee the city’s Housing and Community Development Department recommended to oversee the $1.06 million loan program.

Augusta ends contract with landfill consultant

June 3, 2020

Augusta Chronicle

The Augusta Commission voted Tuesday to end a longstanding relationship with a landfill contractor and turn all operations back over to the Environmental Services Department.

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